Cities Centre University of Toronto News_7/09/2012

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Richard Stren has accepted a one-year appointment as interim director of Cities Centre. An Emeritus Professor of Political Science and former Director of the Centre for Urban and Community Studies (predecessor to Cities Centre), from 1989 to 2000, Professor Stren looks forward to continuing in the best traditions of interdisciplinary urban research at the University of Toronto.

The Collaborative Graduate Program in Community Development has extended its due date for applications to Friday, September 14 more

Cities Centre congratulates Senior Advisor and former Interim Director, Professor Emeritus Larry Bourneof Geography and Planning, on receiving the International Geographical Union’s Lauréat d’honneur. The Lauréat d’honneur was inaugurated in 1976 to honor individuals who have achieved particular distinction or who have rendered outstanding service in the work of the IGU or in international geography and environmental research. It is awarded every four years to no more than three or four individuals. Professor Bourne is only the second Canadian to receive this award.

Hold the date! Hot on the heels of last year’s standing-room only Toronto in Question series, Cities Centre is pleased to announce that the 2012-13 lecture and discussion series is currently in the works. This year’s theme, Governance in Toronto, will be examined in-depth over the course of seven talks that will feature a practitioner, an academic, and a moderated audience-led discussion. The first session “Being Mayor in Toronto” with Barbara Halland Sylvia Bashevkintakes place on Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8:30pm at 230 College Street, Room 103. Space is limited and RSVPs will be required. Listserv subscribers will receive a notice when RSVPs open…more

TheNeighbourhood Change Research Partnership announces that policy briefs, written by its members, are now available on their website: In a State of Good Repair? The City of Toronto’s Public Housing by Robert Murdie, and Anything But Scattered: The Proposed Sale of Toronto Community Housing’s Standalone Scattered-Site Housing and Implications for Building an Inclusive Toronto by Alan Walks were posted in August …link

Jamison Steeve has been appointed Executive Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the Institute for Competitiveness &Prosperity (ICP) …more

ReadMPI’s latest Insight: Food Glorious Foodlink

Cities Centre Associate and CERIS Board Member Minelle Mahtani spoke out on Canadian identity and ‘neutral ethnicity’ in the Globe and Mail …more

A Research Summary of Parent-Infant Separation in Transnational Families: Risk, Resilience and the Needs of Young Immigrant Parents by Yvonne Bohr, Michaela Hynie, Natasha Whitfield, Cynthia Shih and Sadia Zafar has been posted online by CERIS …link

Carbon in the bank: Ontario’s Greenbelt and its role in mitigating climate change a report prepared by Ray Tomalty, Ph.D., Smart Cities Research Services, with assistance from Jason Fair, MPA, for the David Suzuki Foundation with support from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation was posted in August …link

John Tory, Chair of CivicAction, was appointed Co-chair of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance effective September 1stmore

Evergreen Brickworks presents MOVE Innovation Talks, a 5-part discussion series focusing on transportation issues, beginning Tuesday, September 11 …more

Sukkahville 2012 invites you to come see five unique, innovative and creative Sukkah designs from around the world on Sunday, September 30 at Mel Lastman Square. The afternoon event features hands-on build by Habitat for Humanity and live music by Klezconnection …morevideo featuring innovative designs from 2011

Five Good Ideas is a series of free lunch-and-learn sessions where industry or issue experts discuss powerful yet practical ideas on key management issues facing non-profit organizations. Presented by Maytree …more and register

Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) announces its new website …link

TheToronto Society of Architect’s Toronto Architecture Tours are offered until October 6th. Sponsored by the Ontario Society of Architects, guided walking tour choices include Towers Tour, Culture & Campus Tour, and Art & Performance Tour …tickets and more

TheCity of Torontoinvites nominations for Bicycle Friendly Business Awards, part of the Toronto Bike Awards, due September 17more


Call for Papers The Intercultural City: Exploring an Elusive Idea due Sept. 9more

Call for Student Moderators A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium due Sept. 14more

Call for Papers Spaces and Flows due Sept. 20more

Call for Applications Toronto Community Foundation Vital People Grant due Sept. 26more

Call for Papers 3rd International Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean due Sept. 30more

Call for Nominations Community Energy Builder Award dueOct. 12more

Call for Papers AAG 2013 Annual Meeting due Oct. 24more

Call for Entries Crossing Borders: Design Responses to Global Issues in the Developing World due October 15more

Call for Papers The Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network 2nd Symposium due November 1,


Sunday, September 9, 10am-5pm: Electric Vehicle Festival Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave …tickets and more

Monday, September 10, 6:30-9pm: Heritage Open House- Proposed Official Plan Policies City of Toronto staff host a Heritage Open House to present and meaningfully discuss the proposed draft heritage policies. Room 308-309 of Metro Hall, 55 John Street …proposed draft policies

Monday, September 10, 7pm: Hop to it! A public information night about runoff voting and Toronto’s elections Presented by Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto. Co-sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Governance. 14 Queen’s Park Crescent West …RSVP and more

Tuesday, September 11, 12:15-1:45pm: New Perspectives on Technology & Development: A Seminar Conversation on CampusTyler Cowen @tylercowen New York Times Best-selling Author and Economist. Presented by School of Public Policy and Governance, Croft Chapter House, 15 King’s College Circle …register and more

Tuesday, September 11, 7pm: The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick and Will (Eventually) Feel Better Tyler Cowen @tylercowen, New York Times Best-selling Author and Economist, with a response from Andrew Coyne @coyne. Presented by School of Public Policy and Governance, Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. …register and more

Tuesday, September 11, 7-9pm: MOVE: Health Presenting Challenges: Low Car(b) Diet and Boom or Bust. Moderator: Matthew Blackett, Spacing magazine. Panelists: Adam Giambrone, former TTC Chair; Nancy Smith Lea, Clean Air Partnership; Faisal Moola, David Suzuki Foundation; Paul Bedford, University of Toronto and Ryerson University; Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto. Innovation Talks series, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue …more

Wednesday, September 12, 5:30-10pm: Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter Boat Cruise A networking event and exploration of the revitalization project of Waterfront Toronto, followed by dinner and a cruise through the islands …register and more

Thursday, September 13, 7-9:30pm: How Can We Make Education More Equal? Kyle Hill & Adam Goldenberg, Co-founders of "Teach for Canada" @TeachForCanada. Presented by School of Public Policy and Governance, Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street …register and more

Monday, September 17, 4:30-6pm: Canada’s Changing Social Fabric: What can we learn from Social Democratic America? Lane Kenworthy, Professor of Sociology and Political Science, University of Arizona. Presented by School of Public Policy and Governance, Canadiana Gallery, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent W. …register and more

Tuesday, September 18, 7-9pm: MOVE: Land Use Presenting Challenges: Huburbia and Reconnect the Disconnect. Moderator: Edward Keenan, The Grid. Panelists: Hilary Holden, Arup; Christine Allum, CAA; Daniel Haufschild, Metrolinx; Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada. Land Use Theme Sponsor: ARUP; Huburbia Challenge Sponsor: CAA. Innovation Talks series, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue …more

Wednesday, September 19, 10am (Toronto): Investing in Urban Prosperity: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration Free Webinar Event from Cities of Migration …more and register

Wednesday, September 19, 1-2pm: ICLEI Online Municipal Adaptation Tool launch InSession Webinar …more and register

Wednesday, September 19, 4-6pm: The Reform of the Business Property Tax in Ontario Michael Smart, Professor of Economics, University of Toronto. Presented by Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto, Room 108N North House, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place …register and more

Saturday, September 22, 10am-3:45pm: Tree Tenders Volunteer Training LEAF, Markham Rouge River Community Centre 120 Rouge Bank Dr., Markham …register and more

Tuesday, September 25, 7-9pm: MOVE: Infrastructure Presenting Challenges: Shared Spaces and Gigaregion. Moderator: Christopher Hume, Toronto Star. Panelists: Ken Greenberg, Greenberg Consultants Inc.; Leslie Woo, Metrolinx; Nick Caccavella, Holcim Canada; Gordon Reed, United Parcel Service Canada Ltd.; Toby Lennox, Toronto Pearson. Infrastructure Theme Sponsor: Holcim Canada; Gigaregion Challenge Sponsor: Toronto Pearson. Innovation Talks series, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue …more

Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8:30pm: Being Mayor in Toronto Barbara Hall, Sylvia Bashevkin. Presented by Cities Centre, Governance in Toronto series. 230 College Street, Room 103. RSVP (after Sept. 14) required …more

Saturday, September 29, 7:03pm to sunrise:Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto …more

Sunday, September 30, 12noon-4pm: Sukkahville 2012 Awards Ceremony Presented by Kehilla Residential Programme. Mel Lastman Square …more

Tuesday, October 2, 12noon-2pm: Rahul Bhardwaj unveilsToronto’s Vital Signs Report2012 at Ramsay Talk, Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor …tickets and more

Tuesday, October 2, 7-9pm: MOVE: Environment Presenting Challenges: Parkway of Least Resistance and Food is a Trip. Moderator: Christopher Hume, Toronto Star. Moderator: Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada. Panelists: Susan Zielinski, University of Michigan; Lisa Rochon, Globe and Mail; Wayne Roberts, Food Policy Analyst; Mark Gorgolewski, Ryerson University. Challenge Sponsor: United Parcel Service Canada Ltd. Innovation Talks series, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue…more

Wednesday, October 3, 1-2pm: ICLEI Canada Adaptation Initiative Information Session InSession Webinar …more and register

Thursday, October 4, 1:30-2:15pm: Social Media and Privacy Legislation Emma Teitel, Maclean’s columnist. Presented by School of Public Policy and Governance, Canadiana Gallery, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent W. …register and more

Saturday, September 15: Tour De Green Belt in Rouge Parkregister and more

Thursday, October 4, 7:30-9:30am: The Intensification of Downtowns in the 905 Presenters: Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning & Building Development, City of Mississauga; Sam Crignano, Founding Partner and President, Cityzen Development Group; Jim Baird, Commissioner of Planning, City of Markham; Randy Peddigrew Senior Vice-President, Land Development Remington Group; John Mackenzie, Commissioner of Planning, City of Vaughan; Mauro Pambianchi, Executive Vice-President& Chief Development Officer, Smart Centres. Presented by Urban Toronto Land Institute at Le Parc Hotel, 8432 Leslie St., Markham …register and more

Tuesday, October 9, 7-9pm: MOVE: Energy Presenting Challenges: Beyond the Car and Energyway. Moderator: TBC. Panelists: Cara Clairman, Plug’n Drive Ontario; Tom Rand, MaRS Discovery District; Henry Vehovec, CleanTech North; Hunter Tura, Bruce Mau Design. Innovation Talks series, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue …more

Tuesday, October 9, 7:30pm: Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial LectureAwards hosted by Mary Ito, Fresh Air, CBC Radio. William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture: Layered City: 200 Years of the Mississaugas and TorontoChief Bryan LaForme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. West …tickets and more

Thursday, October 11, 6pm: Vital Signs: On the Importance of Healthy Cities and How Toronto is PerformingPresented by Yonge Street Speaker Series sponsored by the Toronto Community Foundation. Panelists: Rahul Bhardwaj, President and CEO, Toronto Community Foundation; Mary Rowe, Vice President, Managing Director, The Municipal Art Society of New York (MASNYC). Facilitated by Peter MacLeod, Principal, Mass LBP. Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave., free admission …register and more


September 10-13: 17th Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference California…more

September 13-14: European Conference on Sustainable Renovation of Buildings Germany…more

September 16-21: World Water Congress and Exhibition Korea…more

September 18-19: Water Finance: ‘How Blue is Your Bottom Line?’ School of Environment, UofT …more

September 26-28: 3rd Annual Smart Grids, Smart CitiesNice, France …more

September 29-October 3: 85th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference WEFTEC 2012more

October 1-4: 61st Annual Western Cities ConferenceBurnaby, B.C. …more

October 4-5: Canadian Brownfields: Making Great Places Niagara Falls …more

October 4-5: Restoring our Rivers: A National & Regional Perspective on Urban Stormwater Arkansas…more

October 4-5: International Conference:‘Post’-Urbanity: Reflecting on Cultural and Social Change in Urban SpacesKlaipeda University, Lithuania …more

October 8-10: European Transport Conference Glasgow…more

October 9-12: CIP/APPI 2012 Conference –The Great Exchange: Putting Ideas into Action Banff …more

October 15-17: CEOs for Cities Fall National Meeting Boston…more

October 17-19: Bike Futures Annual Conference Australia…more

November 19: Transport Futures: Governance Summit: New Models for Delivering Roads, Parking & TransitToronto …more

October 24-26: Race, Ethnicity and Place ConferencePuerto Rico …more

October 25-26: 5th On New Shores Conference 2012 Social Support and Capital: Happiness in Immigrant Families Ryerson University…more

October 26-28: The Cosmopolitan MetropolisUrban History Association Conference, New York City …more

November 14-16: A.D. Latornell Conservation SymposiumNottawasaga Inn …more

November 18-21: Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates QUEST 2012 International Conference & Tradeshow, Winnipeg …more

November 28-30: Governing the Metropolis: Powers and Territories Paris …more

November 29-30: Liveable Cities Forum: Creating Adaptive and Resilient Communities Hamilton …more

November 29-30: The Intercultural City: Exploring an Elusive Idea Venice …more

December 17-18: The Production of PlaceLondon …more

April 9-13, 2013: AAG (Association of American Geographers) Annual Meeting Los Angeles …more


Coming September 12-November 9: CONSIDERING THE QUAKE| Seismic Design on the Edge Exhibit explores the elegant, and often elusive, intersection of Architecture and structure through Earthquake design. Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street …more

Coming September 13-December 16: Vertical Urban Factory Curated by Nina Rappaport. Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street …more

Coming September 30-October 1 (awards event Sept. 30): Sukkahville Design Competition Public Display Kehilla Residential Programme, benefit for rental assistance program. Mel Lastman Square …more


Join us for Sukkahville 2012!
Sunday, September 30th
Noon to 4pm
Mel Lastman Square Toronto

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